President Donald Trump is not yet ready to get the corona vaccine and also wants White House staff to get their turn sometime later in the program.
The US president said he was looking forward to being vaccinated at an appropriate time.
“People who work in the White House should get the vaccine sometime later in the program unless there is a specific need. At my request, this adjustment has been made,” Trump responded via Twitter to the news in US media that staff in the White House was going to be vaccinated in the next ten days.
“I am not scheduled to be vaccinated, but I look forward to doing so at an appropriate time,” Trump added.
Reuters news agency reported on Sunday evening that US President, Vice President Mike Pence and other top executives would be among the first to receive the newly approved corona vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech from Monday. Trump, however, announced that he would still wait.
Large amounts of the vaccine will arrive at 145 locations across the country on Monday. The first doses are for people working in health care and older people in nursing homes.
Older government officials are also among the first to be vaccinated, National Security Council John Ullyot reported. This is according to the protocol to ensure that the US government can continue to function during a pandemic or an emergency.